Firefighters contain Stanley Park tree fire

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More details have emerged from the early morning fire that took place in Stanley Park just off the Lover’s Lane trail.

The fire took place in an old rotten cedar tree.

Vancouver Fire Chief Dan Wood says it appears someone may have been trying to use the fire to stay warm.

“Someone might have started a fire to keep warm, or an errant cigarette butt in the duff which is the dead debris beneath the tree,” he said. “But it’s still under investigation.”

The tree – around 120 feet tall and 5 ft around in diameter – has been felled.

Crews are waiting for Vancouver Parks rangers to cut up some of the length to get to the dead material inside which is still smouldering.

 

Originally published on CKNW.com

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